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Tom Wopat to entertain at Honeywell Center

Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WABASH, Ind. – Tom Wopat, best known for his years on the successful TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, will showcase the Broadway skills that awarded him two Tony Awards when the Wabash Valley Music Association welcomes him to the Honeywell Center on Fri., Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Wopat’s background as a classically trained vocalist is a far cry from the car crashes and simple humor that helped give Dukes its seven-year run.  In fact, he is that rare renaissance performer equally adept at music, stage and screen – a singer who can truly act and an actor who can truly sing.

After studying music at the University of Wisconsin, Wopat began his acting career in productions of West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar and South Pacific.   After starring in Dukes from 1978 to 1985, Wopat resumed his theatrical career in 1986 with Carousel at the Kennedy Center. Returning to New York in the early ‘90s, he starred in the Tony Award-winning musicals City of Angels and Guys and Dolls. In February of 1999, Wopat created the role of Frank Butler to Bernadette Peters’ Annie in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun, garnering a Tony nomination, and spawning a nine-month United States tour of the show.  Wopat has also appeared with the Cincinnati Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in programs featuring the music of Broadway.

Tickets are $15, $25, and $35, and may be purchased at the box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling (260) 563-1102 or visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.

The Honeywell Center is north central Indiana's premier arts and entertainment facility with more than 3,000 events and 150,000 visitors annually. Concerts, conferences, charity galas, art exhibits, and educational outreach programs are among the diverse events at the Honeywell Center. All programs and activities are supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, the Indiana Arts Commission (a state agency) and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For a complete program listing, visit the Honeywell Center Web site at www.honeywellcenter.org or call (260) 563-1102.